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National School Lunch Week celebrates healthy school meals

Posted on: October 12, 2017

This week, schools are celebrating National School Lunch Week. GAPS joins schools around the country in recognizing the hard work and dedication of school food service staff members who work hard to prepare healthy and appealing meals for students.

Here are a few facts about nutrition services in our schools from Nutrition Services General Manager Kathy Pitzer:

We serve an average of 7,700 meals per day. That is broken down by 2,500 breakfasts, 4,500 lunches, 700 other (after school suppers, ala carte purchases, etc.).

There are around 90 food service employees in the 21 schools plus four support staff at the Nutrition Services Department.

We buy locally grown/produced food where/when we can. Currently there are about seven local vendors we work with, including Lochmead Dairy for milk, Truitt Family Farms for beans and Bob’s Red Mills for granola.


Posted on: October 10, 2017

Pozole is coming to Conferences! Join us for a cup of this amazing traditional stew featuring pork or chicken.  PTC will accept cash purchases of $3/cup, $10/4 servings or $10 for our 4 cup to-go container.  If you want to be sure your Pozole is waiting for you, please pre-order with Eileen in the office. Pozole will be served 4:30-7:00 Wed & Thurs evenings…or until gone! Don’t wait, ORDER TODAY!

¡Pozole estará disponible durante las conferencias! Comparta con nosotros una taza de este increíble platillo tradicional de puerco o pollo.  PTC aceptará compras en efectivo de $3 por una taza medida, $10/4 porciones o $10 para nuestro contenedor de 4 tazas para llevar.  Si quieren estar seguros de que tendrán pozole para cenar, por favor de pre ordenar con Eileen en la oficina. ¡Pozole se servirá de 4:30 pm-7:00 pm miércoles y jueves por la tarde … o hasta que ya no haiga más! ¡No esperen, pide hoy!



More than 120 students swam in iSwim to support foundation

Posted on: October 8, 2017

The annual iSwim fundraiser brought more than 120 students to the Albany Community Pool on Saturday morning. Students raised money through pledges for each lap they swam. The funds will support grants for Greater Albany teachers.

Oak Elementary had the highest level of participation with over 40 students and a large staff cheering section. The Albany Public Schools Foundation issued a special thank you to Oak staff, who showed up wearing their t-shirts.

Students who were unable to participate but would like to swim for the foundation can come to a make-up day on Monday, Oct. 9, or Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 7 – 8 p.m.

Special thanks from the Albany Public School Foundation to all volunteers at the event: “We want to thank all the Greater Albany Public School employees who volunteered their time to count laps, help with the registration table, and for also cheering on their students as they swam. You are the ones who make this event successful every year.”

After School Program for 3rd, 4th and 5th Actividades Despues de Clases para 3ro, 4to y 5to

Posted on: October 4, 2017

The after school program for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders is starting October 17th. It will run until December 7th. The students meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm. A snack will be provided. For more information please contact Eileen Martinez in the office 541-967-4604.



El programa de actividades después de clases para los grados 3ro, 4to y 5to empieza el 17 de octubre y va hasta el 7 de diciembre. Los estudiantes se reúnen los martes y jueves de 2:45pm hasta las 4:45pm. La cafetería les dará bocadillos. Para mas información comuníquese con Eileen Martinez en la oficina 541-967-4604.


Rainbow Run Assembly- POSTPONE! – Cambio para la asamblea

Posted on: October 4, 2017

The Rainbow Run Prize Assembly has been postpone until Wednesday. Time TBA.



La asamblea de los premios de la Carrera de Arco Iris, se ha cambiado para el miércoles. No se ha determinado el horario. 




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